an AMS Member,
is an Associate Professor of Meteorology at the Pennsylvania State University
in University Park.
All of his degrees (B.S. 1981, M.S. 1984 and Ph.D. 1990) are from Penn State.
Dr. Stauffer directs graduate-level and faculty research and enjoys teaching numerical
weather prediction in the Department of Meteorology.
He has 29 years of experience in meteorological research and development, NWP,
data assimilation, and software development and management.
He is a principal developer of the Penn State / NCAR MM5 Modeling System, and he is a
contributing developer of the Weather Research and Forecast model in the areas of data
assimilation and model physics.
He is widely recognized for his expertise in building customized, state-of-the-science,
mesoscale modeling and data assimilation systems for military-defense, energy and
aviation concerns, as well as basic research in model development, atmospheric
processes, air quality and probabilistic weather / atmospheric transport and dispersion.
He leads a Penn State team of four M.S. level and five Ph.D. level research faculty,
and his graduate students, in projects ranging from basic and applied research to
development and testing of operationally fielded NWP systems.
In addition to his role in the history of the MM2–MM5 systems, he was a
charter member of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model Science Board,
and he is currently a member of several WRF Working Groups, including the Model Physics
Working Group and Ensemble Forecasting Working Group